The six frontrunners in the race for mayor will meet tonight for the only live televised debate of the primary election.
Candidates will face questions about the usual big issues, like housing and homelessness, as well as an effort to figure out where the six Most Progressive Progressives Who Ever Lived actually differ on policy. Geekwire, a cosponsor of the event, is promising some very Geekwire questions.
KING 5's Natalie Brand and KUOW's Ross Reynolds will moderate the debate. It will happen live at the Impact Hub, but is sold out. Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square and Cafe Presse in Capitol Hill will host viewing parties. (UPDATE: Two more viewing parties: Pine Box and Cafe Racer.) The debate will run live on KING 5, KUOW, king5.com, KING 5's Facebook page, and YouTube.
(I'll add an embed to this post once once is available.)
Will the candidates call on Mayor Ed Murray to resign? How many times will Bob Hasegawa say "municipal bank?" Can Jenny Durkan get through this forum without using the phrase "colored person" or risking a small business's liquor license? Will this ever be over? Find out tonight at 6:30 pm.
UPDATE: Here's a live feed: